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I’m an author and a consultant who specializes in character codes, localization, web authoring, accessibility, and typography. Author of Unicode Explained and Going Global with JavaScript and Globalize.js.


Sep
19
comment Google Fonts make use of CSS3?
Any use of fonts that are not installed on user’s system depends on @font-face, which is defined in CSS Fonts Module Level 3, which is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (CR). There are no standards on CSS, but some W3C documents on CSS are commonly regarded as “standard”, primarily those with Recommendation status (REC), but in practice also those with CR status. The @font-face specification is not particularly vague, but “CSS3” is a vague collective names for specs and drafts.
Sep
19
answered Google Fonts make use of CSS3?
Dec
16
awarded  Supporter
Nov
7
awarded  Teacher
Nov
7
answered What are these funny characters on Twitter?
Aug
11
comment Character converter between languages
Beware that transliteration is culture-dependent. Google Transliteration uses some variants of transliteration schemes used in English. They need not conform to standards, still less to schemes used in other languages. And the schemes that Google uses seem to be undocumented and complicated. The odds are that if you need reliable, documented transliteration, you need to code it yourself.
Jun
21
comment Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?
@tyranitar, which font is being used? It looks like the font were damaged somehow.
Jun
21
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